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Washington Park

20th St & Franklin Ave Bellevue, NE 68005

August 17, 2017 - 1:00pm

For the past 27 years, the Bellevue-Offutt Kiwanis has been proud to sponsor Arrows to Aerospace, Bellevue's premier community celebration. This year, the event has several new features like Native American activities, K-9 demos, FREE pony rides, and stick horse races. Returning features include a parade, pancake feed, bounce houses, crafts for children, entertainment, food, and fun in Washington Park in Olde Towne Bellevue. The club also sponsors a luncheon, music program, and bingo at the Senior Center on Friday.

The Saturday events are listed below. All take place in Washington Park near downtown Bellevue unless noted otherwise. See the printable 2017 schedule of events.


The Bellevue Bicycle Club and Midwest Cycling Community will not be holding the Twilight Criterium this year. We hope that they will return in 2018 for the fifth Arrows to Aerospace Twilight Criterium


The parade is on Saturday, August 19, 2017. It runs from the corner of Bert Murphy and Mission Avenue to Washington Park in Olde Towne Bellevue (see a map of the parade route). 

If you have questions about the parade, contact Karen Mier at 402-990-1295 or via email.

The parade is usually aired on Bellevue TV on Cox cable channel 17 within a week of the event.

Olde Towne Grand Parade (Mission Ave. to the Park) 10 am
Downhill Mile (St. Mary’s School/Mission Ave.) 8 am
Pancake Breakfast with the Pancake Man ($6 for adults; $4 for children 10 and under) 8-11:30 am
Crafts & Vendors 8 am-4:30 pm
Great Sarpy County Quilt Exhibit (at Sarpy County Museum) 10 am-4 pm
Kids’ Bounce Houses 10 am-4:30 pm
Native American crafts, stories, erecting a teepee 11 am-4:30 pm
Military K-9 Demos, Meet and Greet 11 am-4:30 pm
Little Taste of Bellevue 11:30 am-3 pm
Pedal Pull (children 4-12 years old) Noon-2 pm
Bellevue Fire, Rescue & Police Display Noon-3 pm
Solar Eclipse Activities for Kids Noon-3 pm
Log Cabin Tours Noon-3 pm
History of the Old Presbyterian Church (across from the park) Noon-3 pm
Visit with the Animals (Gifford Farm booth) Noon-4 pm
Stick Horse Races (all ages) Noon-4 pm
Papillion Area Concert Band 12:15-1:00 pm
Decorating Cupcakes for Nebraska’s 150th Anniversary 1-3 pm
FREE Pony Rides 1-3 pm
Tangier Shrine Chanters 1-1:30 pm
Children Stories, Animal Stories, and Traditional Lakota Stories, by Jerome Kills Small 1:30-2:30 pm
History of Nebraska as told by Peter Sarpy, by Darrell Draper
(in the Old Presbyterian Church across from the park) 2:30-3:30 pm
Bicycle Drawing (WFLA Lodge #45) – FREE 20” Boy’s & Girl’s Bikes (must be present to win) 3 pm